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The Fifth String, Denver, CO

The Fifth String

4.7
4.7
735 Reviews
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
The 5th String is Chef Amos Watts' neighborhood eatery located in the LO HI area of Denver, Colorado. A fun vibrant atmosphere featuring the main dining room, bar room, and patio area.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Seafood, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (720) 420-0622

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Amos Watts

  • Catering

    Coming Soon

  • Private party facilities

    Coming Soon

  • Private party contact

    Jessica Smith: (720) 517-2040

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands

  • Cross street

    West 32nd Ave and N Tejon St

  • Parking details

    Free parking located to the north of the restaurant after 5 pm. There is also ample free street parking in the area.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 735 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. DenB

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish that came out was perfectly executed. The service was first class, but also felt relaxed, and fun.
  2. AlexandraF

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Amos and his team are killer! Food quality and portion were impressive.
  3. PaulS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection, as always. The staff is always so friendly and the food is incredible.
  4. AmandaM

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely phenomenal food, drinks and service. Highly recommend!
  5. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant in Denver! Food is amazing at brunch or dinner! Cocktails are delicious!
  6. Michael

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time dining at The Fifth String and it was absolutely phenomenal! The ambiance and service was really great and the food was wonderful. Amos the executive chef even stopped by to chat with us for a bit. We cannot wait to come back and try the new items on the rotating menu!
  7. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Took an hr to get our food. Only one other table was taken. Terrible service & very pricey.
  8. JenniferS

    Denver

    39 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Despite our good service we were not very excited about the food. Especially for the cost. The bread was delicious, but you hate to base your experience on the bread. There was only one salad option which was the endive salad and it was tasty and good. If you are vegan, or have a dairy allergy, this is not the restaurant for you. The sea scallops dish was very salty and the scallops were small. I understand a wine vinegar braised kale will taste like vinegar, but it had too much on there for my taste. The kale was sitting in a lot of vinegar on the bottom of my dish as well. The chicken dish was very salty and everyone that got it did not care for the duck fat matzo balls. They said for the money it was definitely nothing special. But the chicken was at least moist. By the way, if it's your birthday don't expect a free dessert....lol, but the chocolate almond cake was good. This restaurant is expensive compared to other "foodie" type quaint restaurants near by. $49 for chicken! We really liked our server, and the atmosphere is nice, but we will not hurry back.
  9. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. The service was spot on, staff was very knowledgeable. Would go back just for the tallow candle.
  10. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was an absolute ROCKSTAR, (wish I remember her name but she was wearing super sparkly eyeshadow so it shouldn’t be too hard to figure out on their end.) and the food was absolutely ridiculous in the best way!!! I brought my out of town friends for dinner and I can’t wait to go back, seriously EAT HERE!!! ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE GF!!! One of the best restaurants in Denver! Thank you fifth string!!
  11. mckkaye

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fifth String was as incredible as it was our first time around! We didn’t realize that the menu slightly tweaks with the season so we were so pleased to see the slight variations on things we loved the first time. Service was excellent along with suggestions for wine pairings. Thanks again Lauren for outstanding service, & all the other staff members!
  12. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was amazing, food was amazing! Great experience.
  13. PaulB

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered almost everything on the menu! The food was brought out in excellent increments. Seafood tower was amazing. Love the lettuce wrapped shrimp and crab salad. Hamachi toast and sweet and sour mushrooms were amazing. The chicken scallops and tri top were awesome too!
  14. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had at The Fifth String was outstanding. From the appetizers to the bread with tallow to the short rib was simply delicious. The service was also impeccable. Lauren went above and beyond to ensure that we had an amazing birthday dinner here!
  15. SeanG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    5 star prices for 3 star food. Drinks - good. Cheese flambe - salty and meh. Endive salad - good. Scallops- good. Chocolate almond cake - too dense and flavorless. Okay, but nothing was great, and mostly a little off the mark.
  16. CF412

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    a mazing
  17. Heffeln

    Denver

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening! Great food, excellent knowledge service and a wine
  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great farm to table foodie spot, don’t miss the tallow candle.
  19. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    What is it with some restaurants these days in that you (the customer) are somehow there to ‘serve’ them, rather than the other way around ? like they’re doing you a favor. If that is what the restaurant is going for, fine…but it better be really good. This experience was both a marathon & a sprint. We waited to order, we waited for drinks & then were rushed through the food courses. I shouldn’t have to remind wait staff that I’ve placed an order, I shouldn’t have to tell wait staff not to clear my silverware & plate away when I’m still eating & to have to ask for my fork back to finish the dish and I shouldn’t have to tell wait staff I don’t want my entree immediately after finishing my appetizer. If you make good food give people the time to savour it & enjoy the experience. I’m not sure where the problem lay but I shouldn’t be made to feel like it’s mine. The food is excellent & at times the service was good but overall I was disappointed & the evening did not live up to our expectations. It didn’t help that my wife & I argued over the service fee…it wasn’t a great drive home 🤦🏻‍♂️
  20. EthanL

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was meh and overpriced
  21. leeb

    Denver

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Went for brunch. The food was disappointing. Waffle was like a lukewarm eggo smeared with jam and a mound of butter. Avocado toast tasty but average. Not worth it.
  22. fortheloveoffood

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a unique spot. Best service we’ve had in what feels like years! Great dishes. We recommend it!
  23. LoriR

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience, great food, drinks and service!
  24. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Brought my family from out of town to enjoy it. They loved the Tallow Candle and Lobster and Shrimp Udon, not to mention Hanah, the best server!
  25. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A simple fabulous find! The service was impeccable. The food was extraordinary. We were promptly seated and served. All of the food served piping hot from the open format kitchen; including the fresh from the oven bread service. We could it have been happier with our first visit. We will be back. Definitely recommend for date night or other special occasions.
  26. TimB

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal; terrific service! The scallops were amazing.
  27. Gourmethomecook

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    overall1food2service4ambience4
    Prices are outrageous. Chef is talented but the kitchen cannot execute.
  28. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great restaurant with a pretty decent valentine's menu. It was a miracle to get in anywhere day of but they had 1 take left! Definitely check it out for date night!
  29. VanessaA

    Denver

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was excellent. It was super bowl sunday so perhaps the noice would be greater but it was perfect for a table for 2 celebrating our anniversary.
  30. Peter

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I saw another review that said "if I could give this place a Michelin star, I would" - and I couldn't agree more. The food was creative and absolutely delicious, the staff was friendly and the aesthetic was on point. Will definitely return!
  31. SueG

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food was solid. The service was excellent. The special bread service was cool but I would say the "sour dough" bread was not very sour and the candle was not as flavorful as I would have liked.
  32. OwenG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Starters were great but the mains were mediocre at best. I had the shrimp /lobster udon and a take out Asian place would’ve been comparable or better. Server was outstanding, but the food was subpar in general and for the price.
  33. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent!
  34. HilaryE

    Denver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!!!
  35. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent, service was a little slow - reservation at 5pm and we were among only about 3 active tables.
  36. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for bunch. The food was beyond amazing. Every bite was better than before. They are newly opened for bunch. I think this was only their 4th weekend of serving brunch. The owner came over and had a nice conversation with us. He even let us take a mini bottle of his homemade hot sauce. We ordered the basic breakfast, waffle, and donut of the day.
  37. JenniferA

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is always so great at Fifth String. Our server Hannah is the bomb and we love visiting her!
  38. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute AMAZING!
  39. Carol

    Denver

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food options were interesting and what we ended up choosing was very good. Waitress was excellent with lots of advice on what would work best for our dietary needs and provided great discussions about dishes we were considering. Service was outstanding. Definitely will return.
  40. ErinK83

    New York Area

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great dinner, great service. Didn’t love the shortrib entree but can’t win them all. Overall such a wonderful dining experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Fifth String offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (720) 420-0622.

The Fifth String is rated 4.7 stars by 735 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for The Fifth String

3316 Tejon Street, Denver, CO 80211

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    West 32nd Ave and N Tejon St

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Seafood, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free parking located to the north of the restaurant after 5 pm. There is also ample free street parking in the area.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Amos Watts

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (720) 420-0622

  • Catering

    Coming Soon

  • Private party facilities

    Coming Soon

  • Private party contact

    Jessica Smith: (720) 517-2040

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